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Whether a particular tumour may be treated safely and with promise of success with ECT must be assessed on an individual basis by evaluating the patient’s entire physical situation, medical history and any other existing diseases.

Treatable tumours

The types of tumours that can be successfully treated with ECT include:

  • fibrosarcoma
  • fibroma
  • cystadenocarcinoma
  • cyst
  • cylindroma
  • comedocarcinoma
  • clear cell carcinoma
  • chorio epithelium carcinoma
  • chondrosarcoma
  • cervical carcinoma
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • angioma
  • adenoma
  • adenofibroma
  • adenocarcinoma
  • haemangio-endotheliomata malignant
  • haemangiosarcoma
  • hepatoblastoma
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • insulinoma
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • liposarcoma
  • lymphoma malignant
  • malignant melanoma
  • melanoma
  • mesothelioma
  • metastasis
  • Morb. Bowen
  • neuroblastoma
  • neurosarkom
  • osteoblastoma
  • osteosarcoma
  • papilloma
  • plasmacytoma
  • rhabdomyosarcoma
  • sarcoma
  • seminoma
  • spinalioma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • synovial sarcoma
  • teratoma
  • thymoma
  • uterine fibroids
  • wilms tumour


Locations

Tumours at the following locations can usually be treated well with ECT:

  • head
  • eyes
  • neck
  • larynx
  • pharynx
  • bridge of the nose
  • side of the nose
  • mouth
  • upper lip
  • lower lip
  • tongue
  • maxilla
  • mandible
  • ears
  • calvaria
  • temples
  • forehead
  • shoulder
  • cheek
  • chin
  • thyroid
  • thorax
  • axilla
  • upper arms
  • elbows
  • forearms
  • hands
  • fingers
  • bronchia
  • lung
  • esophagus
  • sternum
  • chest
  • breasts
  • back
  • abdomen
  • pelvis
  • anus
  • descending colon
  • ascending colon
  • transverse colon
  • liver
  • gall bladder
  • buttocks
  • testicles
  • ileum
  • groin
  • stomach
  • ovaries
  • pancreas
  • rectum
  • penis
  • prostate
  • vagina
  • labia
  • vulva
  • thyroid
  • uterus
  • thigh
  • knee
  • lower leg
  • calf
  • foot
  • toes
  • heel

 

Contra indications

ECT therapy can not be used or can only conditionally be used in the case of:

  • persons fitted with pacemakers
  • persons with metal implants (if these are in the vicinity of the treatment area)
  • thrombosis
  • arterial occlusive diseases
  • persons with varicose veins in the treatment area
  • pregnancy
  • acute infections
  • mental illness
  • addictions (alcohol etc.)
  • tumours and metastases in critical areas of the body